6th Symposium - 2006

BIAL Foundation Symposium 
BEHIND AND BEYOND THE BRAIN

Memory

20:00
Registration
21:00
Opening Session
21:15
The Robert Morris Tribute
Luís Portela - Chairman of BIAL Foundation

22:00
Opening Conference - Chairman – Nuno Grande
Richard Broughton

The Neurobiology of Recollection - Howard Eichenbaum

23:00
Close of day

1st session - Intuition and Decision-making - Neuroscience

Chairman | Fernando Lopes da Silva

Emeritus Professor of General Physiology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Head researcher of the Higher Technical Institute (IST) of Lisbon, Portugal. Research interests: electrophysiology of the brain, origin of epileptic phenomena, neuronal networks in relation to memory, attention and consciousness.

09:00
Opening Session
09:50
Linking Brain Systems for Episodic Memory
John Aggleton
10:25
Exploring the human declarative memory system by functional neuroimaging
Guillén Fernández
11:00
Coffee break
10:25
Exploring the human declarative memory system by functional neuroimaging
Guillén Fernández
11:30
General Lecture - Molecular and cellular cognition: Memory and how it fails
Alcino Silva
12:30
Discussion
13:00
Lunch
14:30
Oral presentations - BIAL Foundation's Fellows
Chairman – Rui Mota Cardoso
16:45
Coffee, posters session and contacts with faculty
18:00
End of session
19:15
Memory circuits in the brain: organization of the network underlying cortico-hippocampal interactions
Menno Witter

2nd session - Memory and unusual experiences
Moderator - Fernando Lopes da Silva

Moderator | Fernando Lopes da Silva

Emeritus Professor of General Physiology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Head researcher of the Higher Technical Institute (IST) of Lisbon, Portugal. Research interests: electrophysiology of the brain, origin of epileptic phenomena, neuronal networks in relation to memory, attention and consciousness.

09:00
Opening remarks

3rd session - Memory and PsiModerator -


Moderator | Caroline Watt

A founder member of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit, and Senior Lecturer, Psychology Department, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Former Perrott-Warrick Senior Researcher and Past President of the Parapsychological Association, co-author of the book “An Introduction to Parapsychology” and author of journal articles on parapsychology and paranormal beliefs. Research interests: replication issues in parapsychology, the psychology and parapsychology of precognitive dream experiences.

09:00
Opening Session
09:50
Why do ghosts wear clothes? Examining the Role of Memory and Emotion in Anomalous Experiences
Richard Broughton
10:25
Making Sense of the "Extrasensory": Modeling Receptive Psi Using Memory-Related Concepts
Rex Stanford
11:00
Coffee break
11:30
General Lecture - The misuse of Memory in Psi Research
12:30
Discussion
13:00
Lunch
14:30
Comprehensive round table

Moderators | Alexandre Castro-Caldas

Professor of Neurology, Director of the Health Sciences Institute of the Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal. Past President of the International Neuropsychological Society. Research interests: literacy/illiteracy and orthography and brain neurobiological substrates, aphasia and Parkinson's disease.

Alcino Silva, Mitchell Eisen e Stephen Braude
16:30
Farewell Coffee